Natalia Kushnir

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Natalia Kushnir
Personal information
Full name Natalia Grigoryevna Kushnir
Nickname Наталья Григорьевна Кушнир
Nationality Russian
Born (1954-05-06) May 6, 1954 (age 63)
Moscow, Russia
National team
 Soviet Union

Natalia Grigoryevna Kushnir (Russian: Наталья Григорьевна Кушнир; born May 6, 1954) is a former Soviet volleyball player and Olympic silver medalist.[1]

Kushnir, who is Jewish, was born in Moscow, Russia.[1][2][3][4][5] She played volleyball for Lokomotiv Moskva, and for the Soviet Union.[1]

Kushnir and the Soviet Union team won the team gold medal in volleyball at the 1971 European Championships.[6] She and the Soviet team won a silver medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, losing to Japan in the finals.[1][3][6]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Nataliya Kushnir Biography and Olympic Results". Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ Peter S. Horvitz. The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. 2007. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Paul Taylor (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: the clash between sport and politics: with a complete review of Jewish Olympic medalists. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Bob Wechsler (2008). Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ Paul Yogi Mayer (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: sport: a springboard for minorities. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Kushnir, Natalia". Retrieved July 30, 2011. 

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